FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival has announced that they will not produce the Festival in 2020 due to their continued public safety concerns. The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival is the Largest Children’s Festival in the United States and annually fills downtown Houston with family entertainment, activities and fun while benefitting Child Advocates.
“We are, of course, saddened to make this announcement. As we stated in our original postponement back in March, the safety and health of our festival patrons, staff, volunteers and community will always be our first priority. We have monitored the situation regarding this global pandemic over the past several months and realize it is in the best interest of everyone involved to look forward to continuing this very important Festival in 2021,” says Tony Terwilliger, McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival Executive Director.
"The Festival is always such a joyful weekend, and we are sad to see it canceled this year, however, in the light of current events, we know that this was the best decision. Our community's health and safety are of utmost importance," said Child Advocates CEO, Sonya Galvan. "The McDonald's Houston Children's Festival raised a lot of awareness for our organization, and it brought in critical funds to help us operate. We now have a void to fill in the coming months and hope those who could still support us this year, do so. We are looking forward to 2021 when we can gather once again for this event." Terwilliger also stated, "We will continue to monitor this global pandemic. We will announce new festival dates in 2021 when conditions are safe to produce this truly iconic, one-of-a-kind Festival that benefits the abused and neglected children served by Child Advocates."